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1/30/13 6:44 P

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That's why everyone needs a beater singlespeed with platform pedals to just hop on in the stable, to simplify and overcompensate for how complex the other bikes are.

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1/30/13 8:29 A

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Reminds me too of a thought I have now & then: cycling can be a pretty darned complicated process! There are SO many details to take care of that just a little forgetfulness can wreak a whole lotta havoc!

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1/30/13 7:34 A

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Makes me feel so normal when I hear stories like this.
it's not just me!

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1/29/13 12:03 P

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ha, nice stories! Mine was showing up to a local XC race. Was late, fumbled to get the bike down...had locked the rig to the rack. Guess who forgot his bike lock keys. All dressed up with nowhere to go.

Pain is weakness leaving the body.

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1/28/13 9:03 P

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My biggest memory lapse was not fastening down my wife's bike on the rear rack. I was driving down the service road then I saw my wife's bike tumbling down the road behind us. Luckily it fell off before I got on the expressway. Anyway, it destroyed the rear wheel but other than that just scratches. I got off pretty easy; especially since I could rebuild the rear wheel myself.

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1/28/13 3:18 P

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Apparently my cycling caps are too tight, because I've left the house without a helmet a few times.

I've commuted by bike for several jobs. And with each job, I've forgotten to pack skivvies at least once. I am glad that I no longer wear a uniform (going commando in BDUs is less than ideal) and I'm now fat enough to wear a girdle (but going commando in BDUs has to be better than doing so in a suit!).

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1/28/13 9:13 A

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The helmet story is great.

I once left the helmets and gloves on the car while I loaded the bikes after a ride, and drove off. Went back 1/2 hour later but someone had already taken them.

I've heard of people forgetting to take the bikes off the roof before pulling into the garage.

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1/28/13 9:09 A

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Last year on my 1st ride out I made it a couple hundred feet, savoring the wind in my hair...OMG, my HELMET!

Forgot to put on my HELMET! Turned right around back home to get it.

Could not BELIEVE! :-)

Don

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1/28/13 8:55 A

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Was out riding single track with group and one guys says to me you dont wear a helmet when you ride? and Im think why would he ask the this... But sure enough I was not wearing a helmet, I had left it in the car. I asked why no one mentioned my lack of helmet before we left, like it was their fault, the rest of the ride all I could think about was crashing.

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1/28/13 8:27 A

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Built a nice bike for my wife a few years ago. Took it for a ride when finished......
Got couple of miles from home and the right side pedal came off.
Oops! Gotta remember to use a wrench on those too. Can't pedal up hill without both pedals.

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1/27/13 7:56 P

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I was anxious to get out on the bike today (only my second ride in about 2 months), and, in my zeal, I forgot a little something.

There I was, scooting along, and at about the first mile into my ride I noticed the tires simply didn't sound quite right. Then it hit me, "I forgot to inflate my tires! Argh!!" Fortunately, I'd ridden last weekend, so the tires were only down in the 70-80 psi range. Cursing my senility, I stopped and topped them off with my emergency CO2 cartridges (I always carry three...just in case). I was back up and running in less than 30 seconds but it got me to thinking, "That's probably the worst forgetful moment I've had...at least in several years." So what about you guys? Care to chime in on your worst forgetful moment when heading out to exercise?

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